May 27, 2014

Cathedral Cove

Photograph by Chris Gin

Sunrise lights up Cathedral Cove, an iconic spot near Hahei, New Zealand. The natural tunnel is part of the Te Whanganui-a-Hei Marine Reserve on the Coromandel Peninsula. It also served as a portal to Narnia in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

This photo and caption were submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.


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52 comments
BARBARA WASILESKI
BARBARA WASILESKI

love the pictures , scenery is so awesome , landscapes are so fabulous, nature is so great.

EJ Feist
EJ Feist

It even looks like a magic portal in real life. 

Julia Salmon
Julia Salmon

Thanks Laura Baker, for showing this site!!  I love this picture, what is not to like about New Zealand? 

scott b.
scott b.

Beautifully framed!!!  Nice subtle hues...very good photo!

William Hampton
William Hampton

It just don't get any better !  Had I landed in that particular cove I may never have left !  AWESOME !!  Thanks Shooter ! 

Susheel Marcus
Susheel Marcus

Wow!! Love the colours, light and tones. Great shot.

D. K
D. K

wow it's so beautiful!

Dariusz Turczynski
Dariusz Turczynski

Fantastic photos, thanks to Chris for this. Thanks Nat Geo for publishing it.

Michaela P.
Michaela P.

Absolutely beautiful...Thank Nat. Geo. for sharing so many fantastic places...

Azfar Khan
Azfar Khan

wonderfull shot nice place; thanks

Janice H.
Janice H.

Absolutely Heavenly!!!   Thanks Chris Gin.

Leyla R.
Leyla R.

Fantastic image and wonderful place

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

Glad to meet you,Jessica. I am Joy Saldanha from Port Orchhard.WA.

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

Now thats a beautiful picture. Tranquil,calm with its water kissed beach, and rocks,and trees,and a really lovely sunrise sky. What more can a photographer ask? I for one do not ask for more this morning,thank you. j.e.s..... 

Jessica Beals
Jessica Beals

I love the perspective of this photo - from the tunnel, rather than of it.

Bories Jung
Bories Jung

Amazing, the photo offers a dimension that has to be discovered where it can be found :-) 

Shabbir Ahmad
Shabbir Ahmad

Very nice view through the tunnel, especially like the rocks and trees overhanging from both sides.

Kara Messer
Kara Messer

That is an amazing view and the colors meld so well.

Ciccio Dylan
Ciccio Dylan

Simply beautiful. Nice colors in the sky.

Karthikk R
Karthikk R

Brilliant picture Chris! I just love the lighting of the picture

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